The United States Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon has created ARDF – the Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Fund - whose purpose is to strengthen democratic institutions, improve governance, and promote respect for human rights in Cameroon. The ARDF provides assistance to Cameroonian organizations that seek to implement short-term, highly targeted activities designed to show measurable results. CAEPA has received an ARDF grant to help raise awareness of widowhood rites and rituals in Cameroon’s North-West region. The funds will go directly toward widow education, vocational training, crisis support centers, as well as providing micro-loans to start a small business.
The African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) is the first pan-African foundation to support the work of women's rights organisations in Africa. It is a grantmaking foundation that supports local, national, and regional women’s organisations working towards the empowerment of African women and the promotion and realisation of their rights. By specialising in grant-making and focused, tailored movement-building programmes, AWDF works to strengthen and support the work of African women’s organisations. By amplifying and celebrating African women’s voices and achievements, the AWDF supports efforts that combat harmful stereotypes, and promote African women as active agents of change. CAEPA Program Coordinator has attended the CEO Forum in Accra Ghana organised by the AWDF
EFN offers Conservation Workshop Grants support non-governmental organizations, community groups, government agencies, and educational institutions. These grants support training courses and workshops in WWF priority ecoregions on topics of importance for local and regional conservation efforts.
Established in 1992, the year of the Rio Earth Summit, the GEF Small Grants Programme embodies the very essence of sustainable development by "thinking globally acting locally". By providing financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods, SGP demonstrates that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives. The programme provides grants of up to $50,000 directly to local communities including indigenous people, community-based organizations and other non-governmental groups for projects in Biodiversity, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Land Degradation and Sustainable Forest Management, International Waters and Chemicals
NEBF is a private foundation whose mission is to foster community-based conservation of landscapes and seascapes and the biocultural diversity found in these places. It supports grassroots organizations and other NGOs in selected countries of Central America, South America, and West Africa. Occasionally, grants are also made in Tanzania and Papua New Guinea. In addition, in support of its local roots, NEBF also provides grants for community-based conservation and cultural projects in coastal communities on the North Shore of Massachusetts.
Minority Rights Group International campaigns worldwide with around 130 partners in over 60 countries to ensure that disadvantaged minorities and indigenous peoples, often the poorest of the poor, can make their voices heard. Through training and education, legal cases, publications, and the media and cultural programmes, MRG supports minority and indigenous people as they strive to maintain their rights – to the land they live on, the languages they speak, to equal opportunities in education and employment, and to full participation in public life.
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